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Meaning of “unlike” in the English Dictionary

"unlike" in British English

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unlikepreposition

uk   us   /ʌnˈlaɪk/
  • unlike preposition (DIFFERENT FROM)

B2 different from: Dan's ​actually very ​nice, unlike his ​father. Unlike you, I'm not a ​greatdancer.

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  • unlike preposition (NOT TYPICAL)

C2 not ​typical or ​characteristic of: It's unlike you to be ​quiet - is something ​wrong?

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unlikeverb [T]

uk   us   /ʌnˈlaɪk/
(Definition of unlike from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unlike" in American English

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unlikepreposition

 us   /ʌnˈlɑɪk/
  • unlike preposition (DIFFERENT FROM)

different from: Unlike you, I’m not a ​greatdancer.
  • unlike preposition (NOT TYPICAL)

not ​typical or ​characteristic of: It’s unlike Debbie to be so late.
(Definition of unlike from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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